Category Archives: Italian

Fusilli with mushrooms, zucchini, and asparagus. 2/2/23

You could make this pasta dish with any shape you like. I do think it works better with shapes rather than strands. I chopped up all the vegetables ahead of time so the cooking went really quickly. Using a large … Continue reading

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Penne with tomato sauce and meatballs. 1/23/23

As often happens when I make pasta I am so excited to eat it that I forget to take a picture. Luckily there are plenty of images on the internet of penne and meatballs. Although I purchased pre-made frozen meatballs, … Continue reading

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Noodles and zoodles with spicy tomato sauce. 1/13/23

On our menu this week we were supposed to be having noodles and zoodles with peanut sauce. The peanut sauce dish was just more trouble than I felt like going to so I switched the sauce to the spicy tomato … Continue reading

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Fusilli arrabiata over kale. 1/11/23

I made a spaghetti sauce that started with sautéed mushrooms, onions, and garlic and added two tablespoons of tomato paste, a tablespoon of dried oregano, and a 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes. Since arrabiata means “angry” in Italian my … Continue reading

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Birthday Pizza Party. 1/8/23

Usually on Sunday nights we have Breakfast for Dinner, a light dinner which will aid in our weekly weigh-in on Mondays. Last night, however, we were celebrating our grandson’s birthday and he chose a festive outing to a local, very … Continue reading

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Fettucine and zoodles with mushrooms and broccolini 1/4/23

Two vegan dinners in a row! It is such a pleasure not to be eating in an unhealthy manner. John was in charge of cooking the pasta and I was in charge of cutting up vegetables, zoodling the zucchini, and … Continue reading

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Polenta with meatballs and tomato sauce, vegetables. 12/30/22

In an effort to make room in the refrigerator we decided to have a leftover dinner rather than the fish we had intended. We will eat the fish tomorrow for lunch. This is an amalgam of the polenta we had … Continue reading

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Spaghetti and meatballs. 12/26/22

Shortly before Christmas I made a tomato sauce for the chicken parm we were having for dinner. My idea at the time was that I would make enough sauce for dinner and also for Christmas Eve’s meatballs three ways. Of … Continue reading

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Pasta with pesto, mushrooms, and broccolini 12/14/22

I have been sick with a stomach virus or food poisoning. Hard to say which it might be but it was horrible. After being so sick I did not eat anything yesterday so no post for 12/15/22. I imagine whatever … Continue reading

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Pasta Wednesday—pesto, asparagus, mushrooms 12/7/22

About a month ago I cut off all the leaves from our basil plants and made pesto with the basil leaves, almonds, garlic, and olive oil. I froze the pesto in a quarter cup ice tray and then transferred the … Continue reading

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